International Committee

The International Committee of Division 22 promotes Rehabilitation Psychology issues as they apply to Rehabilitation Psychology and psychologists throughout the world. The Committee interacts with the APA Office of International Affairs and has divisional representation on the APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP).

Current areas of interest relate to the international rights of persons with disabilities, negotiating international site visits and internships and fostering a better understanding of the rehabilitation psychologist's role in international research. Previous endeavors included joint work with APA and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) on promoting research on international rehabilitation issues. Please contact the committee chairperson, Dr. Connie Sung with suggestions for future directions or to receive information on future meetings.

How to Join

Membership on this Committee is open to any member of Division 22 and all meetings are open to the membership.


Connie Sung, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
Michigan State University

Past Chair

Chrisann Schiro-Geist, PhD
Professor, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, & Research
University of Memphis Institute on Disability


Douglas Strohmer, PhD
Connie Sung, PhD
Angela Kuemmel, PhD
Marlene Vega, PhD